Kellyanne Conway: ‘I’m A Man By Day’ (VIDEO)

Back in October, The New Yorker wrote a little gem of a piece on the wretched woman known as Kellyanne Conway. At that time she was still just a campaign manager, not the chief counselor to President Donald Trump (do you throw up a little every time you see or hear that? Because I do). And what’s Conway’s little secret about getting by in Washington? Apparently it’s being “a man by day.”

Conway Insults All Women In One Fell Swoop

When Conway took over Trump’s campaign last August, his numbers were tanking. A candidacy that no one thought would happen was looking like the presidency that would never happen.

Oh, if only.

Conway was successful as a Republican pollster for many years before joining forces with the Dark One, and, she was the first woman to ever lead a Republican campaign for president. Despite the candidate, that is definitely a noteworthy achievement.

But not to Conway.

She told The New Yorker:

“I’ve been in a very male-dominated business for decades. I found, particularly early on, that there’s plenty of room for passion, but there’s very little room for emotion. I tell people all the time, ‘Don’t be fooled, because I am a man by day.'”

In two sentences, Conway manages to say that women are too emotional and that men have none.

Feminism Is ‘Doom And Gloom’ To Conway

At the 2011 CPAC, Conway conveyed her less-than-flattering view of feminism:

“Conway called feminism ‘doom and gloom,’ and argued that ‘revulsion towards men in your life’ is ‘part and parcel of the feminist movement.’ She also claimed that ‘femininity is replacing feminism as a leading attribute for American women,’ and that ‘if women want to be taken seriously in the workforce, looking feminine is a good place to start.'”

So we’re supposed to look “feminine” in the workplace but still be “a man by day.”

That’s some seriously mixed messaging you got going on there, Conway.

Not only, that, but perhaps Conway forgets the fact that it’s FEMINISTS who fought for her to be able to be a campaign manager. It’s FEMINISTS who fought for her right to choose her own path.

And yet she demonizes the movement, says women need to be “feminine” to be taken seriously … but still be a “man” at work.

How about we just let women live their lives however they want? If being “feminine” is your thing, have at it. If you feel more comfortable in a three-piece suit, go for it.

Anything less is oppressive.

Watch Conway’s disgusting CPAC speech here:

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Carrie is a progressive mom and wife living in the upper Midwest.